ICES'03

The 5th International Conference on Evolvable Systems:
From Biology to Hardware

17th - 20th March 2003
Trondheim, Norway

Technical Program

Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday    

Posters-Wed

 

Tuesday 18th March

 

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0900

1020

Welcome, Information and Keynote          Chair: Andy Tyrrell

0900

0920

Welcome       

Eivind Hiis Hauge, Rector, NTNU

 

 

Information   

Andy Tyrrell

0920

1020

Keynote      

Nano- and Biotechnology

 

 

Nobel laureate Dr. Ivar Giaever

 

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York / University of Oslo

 

 

 

1040

1130

Evolution          Chair: Andy Tyrrell

1040

1105

On Fireflies, Cellular Systems, and Evolware

 

 

Christof Teuscher and Mattieu S Capcarrere

1105

1130

A Comparison of Different Circuit Representation for Evolutionary Analog Circuit Design

 

 

Lyudmilla Zinchenko, Heinz Muhlenbein, Victor Kureichik and Thilo Mahnig

 

 

 

1145

1300

Fault Tolerance and Fault Recovery          Chair: Gunnar Tufte

1145

1210

Fault Tolerance via Endocrinologic Based Communication for Multiprocessor Systems

 

 

Andrew Greensted and Andy Tyrrell

1210

1235

Using Negative Correlation to Evolve Fault-tolerant Circuits

Thorsten Schnier and Xin Yao

1235

1300

A Genetic Representation for Evolutionary Fault Recovery in Virtex FPGAs

 

 

Jason Lohn, Greg Larchev and Ronald DeMara

 

 

 

1400

1515

Development 1         Chair: Gianluca Tempesti

1400

1425

Biologically Inspired Evolutionary Development

 

 

Sanjeev Kumar and Peter J. Bentley

1425

1450

Building Knowledge into Developmental Rules for Circuit Design

 

 

Gunnar Tufte and Pauline Haddow

1450

1515

Evolving Fractal Proteins

 

 

Peter J. Bentley

 

 

 

1530

1645

Development 2          Chair:  Pauline Haddow

1530

1555

A Developmental Method for Growing Graphs and Circuits

 

 

Julian Miller and Peter Thomson

1555

1620

Developmental Models for Emergent Computation

 

 

Keith Downing

1620

1645

Developmental Effects on Tuneable Fitness Landscapes

 

 

Piet van Remortel, Johan Ceuppens, Anne Defaweux, Tom Lenaerts and Bernard Manderick

 

 

 

1700

1800

Keynote          Chair: Andy Tyrrell

 

 

“From Wheels to Wings with Evolutionary Spiking Neurons”

 

 

Dr. Dario Floreano

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

 

 

 

1900

 

Reception : Welcome to Trondheim, Trondheim Council


 

Wednesday 19th March

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0850

1000

Information and Keynote          Chair: Andy Tyrrell

0850

0900

Information

0900

1000

Keynote

 

 

“Machine Design of Quantum Computers:  a New Frontier”

 

 

Dr. Colin Williams

 

 

Stanford University/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

 

 

 

1010

1100

POEtic 1          Chair: Cesar Ortega-Sanchez

1010

1035

POEtic Tissue: An Integrated Architecture for Bio-Inspired Hardware

 

 

Andy Tyrrell, Eduardo Sanchez, Dario Floreano, Gianluca Tempesti, Daniel Mange, Juan-Manuel Moreno,  Jay Rosenberg and Alessandro E P Villa

1035

1100

Ontogenetic Development and Fault Tolerance in the POEtic Tissue

 

 

Gianluca Tempesti ,  Daniel Roggen , Eduardo Sanchez, Yann Thoma, Richard Canham, and Andy Tyrrell

 

 

 

1115

1230

POEtic 2          Chair: Jim Tørresen

1115

1140

A Morphogenetic Evolutionary System: Phylogenesis of the POEtic Circuit

 

 

Daniel Roggen , Dario Floreano and Claudio Mattiussi

1140

1205

Spiking Neural Networks for Reconfigurable POEtic Tissue

 

 

J Eriksson, O Torres, A Mitchell, G Tucker, K Lindsay, D Halliday,J Rosenberg,  J M Moreno and  A E P Villa

1205

1230

A Learning, Multi-Layered, Hardware Artificial Immune System Implemented upon an Embryonic Array

 

 

Richard Canham and Andy Tyrrell

 

 

 

1330

1445

Applications 1          Chair: Adrian Thompson

1330

1355

Virtual Reconfigurable Circuits for Real-World Applications of Evolvable Hardware

 

 

Lukas Sekanina

1355

1420

Gene Finding Using Evolvable Reasoning Hardware

 

 

Moritoshi Yasunaga , Ikuo Yoshihara and Jung H Kim

1420

1445

Evolvable Fuzzy System for ATM Cell Scheduling

 

 

J H Li and M H Lim

 

 

 

1730

1845

Poster Session and Reception          Chairs: Pauline Haddow and Jim Tørresen

 

 

 

1900

2030

Panel Debate          Chair: Andy Tyrrell

 

 

Terminator II:  Science Fiction or Impending Reality?          

A Panel debate on Biologically-Inspired  Technologies and Methodologies      

 


 

Thursday 20th March

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0900

0910

Information 

 

 

Pauline Haddow

 

 

 

0900

1025

Evolution of Digital Circuits          Chair: Julian Miller

0910

0935

Synthesis of Boolean Functions using Information Theory

 

 

Arturo Hernandez Aguirre, Edgar C Gonzalez Equihua and Carlos Coello Coello

0935

1000

Evolving Multiplier Circuits by Training Set and Training Vector Partitioning

 

 

Jim Tørresen

1000

1025

Evolution of Self-Diagnosing Hardware

 

 

Miguel Garvie and Adrian Thompson

 

 

 

1045

1200

Hardware Challenges          Chair: Adrian Stoica

1045

1110

Routing of Embryonic Arrays Using Genetic Algorithms

 

 

Cesar Ortega-Sanchez, Jose Torres-Jimenez and Jorge Morales-Cruz

1110

1135

Exploiting Auto-Adaptive micro-GP for Highly Effective Test Programs Generation

 

 

F Corno, F Cumani and G Squillero

1135

1200

Speeding up Hardware Evolution: A Coprocessor for Evolutionary Algorithms

 

 

Tillmann Schmitz, Steffen Hohmann, Karlheinz Meier, Johannes Schemmel and Felix Schurmann

 

 

 

1300

1415

Applications 2          Chair: Keith Downing

1300

1325

Automatic Evolution of Signal Seperators using Reconfigurable Hardware

 

 

Ricardo Zebulum, Adrian Stoica, Didier Keymeulen, M I Ferguson, Vu Duong, Xin Guo and Vatche Vorperian

1325

1350

Distributed Control in Self-reconfigurable Robots

 

 

Henrik Hautop Lund,  Rasmus L Larsen and Espen H Østergaard

1350

1415

Co-Evolving Complex Robot Behavior

 

 

Esben Østergaard  and Henrik H Lund

 

 

 

1415

1430

Closing          Andy Tyrrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

1500

2400

Conference Dinner ++

 

 

 

 


Poster Session

Wednesday 19th March

1730 – 1845

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Evolutionary Hardware

 

1.

Evolving Reinforcement Learning-Like Abilities for Robots

 

 

Jesper Blynel

 

2.     

Evolving Image Processing Operations for an Evolvable Hardware Environment

 

 

Stephen Smith, David P Crouch and Andy Tyrrell

 

3.

Hardware Implementation of a Genetic Controller and  Effects of Training on Evolution

 

 

M A H B Azhar  and K R Dimond

 

4.

Real World Hardware Evolution: A Mobile Platform for Sensor Evolution

 

 

Robert Goldsmith

 

 

 

 

 

Neural Systems

 

5.

Real-time Reconfigurable Linear Threshold Elements and Some Applications to Neural Hardware

 

 

Snorre Aunet  and Morten Hartmann

 

6.

Simulation of a Neural Node Using SET Technology

 

 

Rudie van de Haar and Jaap Hoekstra

 

7.

General Purpose Processor Architecture for Modeling Stochastic Biological Neuronal Assemblies

 

 

N Venkateswaran and C Chandramouli

 

 

 

 

 

Logic Design

 

8.

Use of Particle Swarm Optimization to Design Combinational Logic Circuits

 

 

Carlos Coello Coello, Erika H Luna and A H Aguirre

 

9.

A Note on Designing Logical Circuits using SAT

 

 

Giovani Estrada

 

 

 

 

 

Evolutionary Strategies

 

10.

Using Genetic Programming to Generate Protocol Adaptors for Interprocess Communication.

 

 

Werner Van Belle , Tom Mens and Theo D'Hondt

 

11.

Using Genetic Programming and High Level Synthesis to Design Optimized Datapath

 

 

Sergio G Araujo, A Mesquita, A C P Pedroza

 

 

 

 

 

Future Technologies

 

12.

The Effect of the Bulge Loop upon the Hybridization Process in DNA Computing

 

 

Fumiaki Tanaka, Atsushi Kameda, Masahito Yamamoto and Azuma Ohuchi

 

13.

QUANTUM versus EVOLUTIONARY SYSTEMS – Total versus Sampled Search

 

 

Hugo Degaris, A Gaur and R Sriram